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Elephants on the Move to Malawi

Tracey Campbell - July 5, 2016

500 elephants are being moved in Malawi in an attempt to preserve the current dwindling numbers – it is estimated that there are now fewer than 450,000 African elephants remaining, as a result of excessive poaching and habitat loss.  The exercise, a collaboration between African Parks and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, will […] Read More

Shamwari Game Reserve Introduces K9 Tracking

Paul Campbell - June 20, 2016

With the continued increase of rhino poaching in South Africa, Shamwari Game Reserve have added what they describe as “K9 tracking capacity” to their Rhino Protection Unit. Now to geeks of a certain age this will have conjured up images of Doctor Who’s robotic dog from the 1970’s going into battle with the poachers, however […] Read More

Kenya eVisa Requirements from 01 September 2015

Tracey Campbell - September 1, 2015

As of today (01 September 2015), it is no longer possible for tourists to Kenya to obtain a visa upon arrival at their port of entry. It is now compulsory to apply online for your visa via the eVisa portal https://www.ecitizen.go.ke/. It is quite a simple process: Visit https://www.ecitizen.go.ke/ Click on the eVisa tab Click […] Read More

World Elephant Day – August 12 2015

Tracey Campbell - August 12, 2015

Today is World Elephant Day, when we all come together in our support to protect these gentle giants of the African and Asian bush and their natural habitat. First launched back in 2012, August 12 has become the day to draw people’s attention to the urgent plight of elephants, one of the most loved and […] Read More

Vote For Us In The British Travel Awards

Paul Campbell - July 10, 2015

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for the British Travel Awards in the Best Safari, Wildlife & Nature Company category. These industry-leading awards are often referred to as the Oscars of the travel industry, and the winners are decided by public vote and announced at a gala dinner in London later […] Read More

Travelling with a Child to South Africa

Tracey Campbell - June 1, 2015

Today, the long awaited (or rather should I say much dreaded) new regulations for anyone travelling with a child under 18 years of age to and from South Africa comes into force and in case you have missed these all important changes, here is a summary of what you can now expect at Immigration at […] Read More

South Africa Relax Yellow Fever Vaccination Requirements

Tracey Campbell - February 6, 2015

It has been a good week for Zambia tourism! On Saturday, following the World Health Assembly on Friday in Geneva, the South African Department of Health agreed to lift the yellow fever vaccination requirement for travellers entering South Africa from Zambia. The new ruling was effective immediately. This decision came after the World Health Organisation […] Read More

Luggage Allowance

Tracey Campbell - February 3, 2015

If you are like me, I never really give any major thought to my hand luggage when packing for a trip. I throw my Kindle, my purse, some mints and a lipstick in a bag, hoist it onto my shoulder, and walk onto the aircraft. It always makes me smile as I am sitting in […] Read More

Travel Butlers Is Recognised As Gold Trusted Merchant

Paul Campbell - January 30, 2015

We are delighted to report that Travel Butlers has received the highest possible award of Gold Trusted Merchant by Feefo, the independent customer review site. The Trusted Merchant scheme is designed to recognise companies that give excellent service to their customers and is based on independent customer reviews compiled by Feefo.   The Gold Trusted Merchant […] Read More

UNIVISA Launched Today

Tracey Campbell - November 28, 2014

Today, Friday 28th November, sees the launch of the new tourist Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) UNIVISA – but let’s just call it the UNIVISA for ease! I must say, the team at Travel Butlers are very excited about this. The UNIVISA is a comon tourist visa, which during its pilot launch (lasting 6 […] Read More